Does the idea of being unable to speak arouse you? Do you think you'd enjoy seeing your partner in a mouth gag? Do you enjoy your BDSM activities, but would like to kick it up another notch? While using a gag in the mouth might seem difficult or scary, it can really be a lot of fun! Some people enjoy the sensation of not being able to speak, while other people just enjoy the sexy look of their partner being gagged. No matter which camp you fall into, shopping for a BDSM mouth gag doesn't have to be difficult or confusing.
Because using a mouth gag may not carry the obvious safety concerns of something like a paddle, you may be surprised by the fact that this toy actually is much more dangerous. Wearing a gag makes it more difficult for the wearer to breathe. Not only that, but wearing a gag will prohibit swallowing. This means that it will lead to quite a bit of saliva in the mouth. Prolonged wearing will lead to drooling. Some people may find that a mouth gag activates their gag reflex. With all of these things in mind, using a gag can be a dangerous, and potentially fatal, activity. You should take all safety precautions possible. We'll begin with those.
Safety Precautions with Mouth GagsWhen using a mouth gag, the first and most important rule is that you should establish a "safe action." While you both may have discussed a safeword in the past, because you're inhibiting the ability to speak, it's important to adapt your safety notification to be something that the gagged partner can perform. A "safe action" is an action that means that you need to check in with your partner and that all activity needs to stop. The easiest types of safe actions include the gagged person holding a noisy item. For example, you could use a squeaky toy. If the gagged partner starts squeaking the toy, it means they're using their safe action. You could also use your household keys. If the gagged partner starts shaking them (or shows them to their partner intently), this can signal that play needs to stop.
Establishing a safe action is only the first safety step. Next, it's important that you never use a mouth gag when the gagged person isn't feeling or breathing their well. Whether it's a cold, allergy season, or a strenuous workout that left them below their 100% breathing capacity, you should never use a gag during those times. Along the same lines, never cover up or squeeze the nose while a person is wearing a gag. Because of the importance of breathing and how much a gag can interfere with it, it's vital that a gagged person never be left alone.
Now that we have the serious stuff out of the way, let's talk about all the fun things you should think about when you're looking to purchase a mouth gag! (Oh, and check out some great BDSM tips in 8 BDSM Tips - With a Twist!)